OUR MISSION

HCTC provides a non-violent and drug free environment through the coordination and collaboration of services, promotion of education, healthy lifestyles, and practices and by the formation of effective partnerships with key members of the community. 2018 Recommendations for Preventing and Reducing Gun Violence.
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“Thanks to all our partners and supporters, HCTC will strengthen efforts to meet the emotional, psychological, and physical needs of victims of violence in our communities."

HCTC Executive Director

About HCTC 

Hartford Communities That Care (HCTC) is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3), community-based organization founded in 1998, whose mission is to create a thriving, non-violent and drug free environment for youth and families.  As a leader and advocate for victims of violence and trauma in underserved communities, HCTC identifies, develops and implements culturally appropriate, high quality and evidence-based crisis response, mental health and supportive programs, partnerships and policies to improve the lives of youth and adult victims of crime and their families.

 To address the issues of violence in Hartford, HCTC implements distinct and intentionally overlapped programs and service models to address the social-emotional, behavioral, trauma, academic and workforce development needs of youth and families living in Hartford.

We are about to add a new chapter to the story of our two decades of service, which increasingly have improved conditions for many of the city’s most vulnerable residents: those directly victimized by shootings – and those indirectly but traumatically drawn into these tragedies, as family and loved ones.

HCTC Staff

Andrew Woods
HCTC Executive Director

Joseph Wilkerson, Jr.
Deputy Director

Larry Johnson, Director
Hartford Care Response Team

Edward Brown III, Director
Greater Hartford Youth Leadership Academy

Natalie Langlaise
Administrative
Support/Case Management

Shenell Benjamin
Case Management

Areadner Cruz
Case Management

Samariya Smith
Case Management

Kelvin Lovejoy
Intervention Specialist

Winston Kennedy
Intervention Specialist

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